Unless Congress succeeds in finding another path to deficit reduction, a damaging across-the-board funding cut in January will harm national parks. Closed parks, campgrounds, and visitor centers are likely with a cut at this level, not to mention the loss of thousands of rangers and other staff!
The National Park Service costs 1/14th of one percent of the federal budget and did not cause the deficit; even cutting the entire agency’s budget would do almost nothing to address our debt. Learn More.
Tell your members of Congress to find another way to reduce our deficit than the scheduled sequester and to work together to find a solution that protects America’s Best Idea, our national parks. Please remember to individualize your comments as much as you can, detailing any personal observations that support and enhance the sample message below.